ALARM bells were ringing this morning after bookies reported that someone actually cared enough to place a bet on Grays Athletic v Forest Green Rovers. Such peculiar activity has led to leading bookmakers refusing to pay out to the sad punter who wasted minutes of his life backing a 2-1 victory for Grays.
A spokesmen at Ladbrokes commented ‘there are plenty of things to do on a Saturday, paint the fence, do some gardening, or even take the kids to the park, so why in Gods name would somebody choose to bet on such an insignificant game. The facts just don’t add up. Even Grays Athletic don’t care about Grays Athletic.’
The Gray’s Chairman has been quick to quash speculation that the bet could have come from one of his own players. ‘Why would a non league footballer, on a very small wage during an incredibly ball aching recession want to risk such a glamorous career making thousands of pounds off one simple bet? It just doesn’t make any sense.’